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What language does referee use to communicate with soccer player? [duplicate]

What language does a referee has to use to communicate with players in those different situations: FIFA matches UEFA matches National league matches In all this case it is possible to have players ...
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Rules for hat-trick while bowling

I define a hat-trick as "three successes of the same kind". If a bowler bowls a wide ball/dead ball in between consecutive wickets ie, W W Wd W Will it be a hat-trick wicket? What about the ...
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Is there a “hypernym” for “free base.”

Is there a common word for "base on (four) balls," hit by pitch, balk, or anything else that might let a batter get on first base without hitting the ball? The term I liked to use was "walk," but I've ...
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What is a pass rusher?

Is it just another name for a running back or a wide receiver? It seems to me that it would be anyone who takes the pass from the QB and runs the ball which pretty much seems to be what the RB does. ...
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Half volley shot of cricket

The half volley is a tennis shot but why this word entered in cricket and what is half volley shot of cricket?
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Do Ice Hockey commentators say score or scores?

Is it actually called a goal or do they call it a score and therefore shouting "score!" is like shouting "goal!" in football? Or do they shout "scores!" as in scores a goal/point? Is either ...
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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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why is a team's front office called front office?

I heard of the expression "the team's front office" in US professional sports teams like the NBA, and I would like to know what does it exactly mean and why is it called "front" office.
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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?
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Why is a “squeeze bunt” referred to as such?

This refers to a bunt with the runner on third base. Why isn't a bunt referred to as a squeeze bunt with runners on other bases? Or is it a special type of bunt (e.g. toward the first base line) to ...
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Is the WASP calculation in cricket logically correct?

During the first ODI of India's tour of New Zealand 2014, I could see a new term named WASP on the right side of the TV screen on Sony Six - the channel broadcasting the match. When I was searching ...
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What is an NBA Rodeo Road Trip?

Recently I have heard sports broadcasters referring to the San Antonio Spurs as being on a "Nine Game Rodeo Road Trip", but I'm not sure what that term means or where it came from. The Spurs are on a ...
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What does it mean to refer to a player as a “dagger man”?

What does it mean to say that a player is his team's "dagger man," and in what sports does it apply? I presume it has something to do with being a player who scores. Does it matter how they score (e....
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Meaning of shortcuts like “128S/96Q/64D/32X” for tennis tournaments

In several places, where you can find information about tennis tournaments (for example: 2014 WTA Tour or 2014 ATP World Tour at Wikipedia), there are often shortcuts like this: 28S/32Q/16D (Brisbane),...
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What is seedings in grouping the teams in cricket?

I've noticed in the T20 World Cup 2012, that India, Pakistan, Australia and South Africa were placed in the same group for the Super8 stage. All these teams have won all the league matches in the ...
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What is the meaning of “Duckworth–Lewis method” in Cricket?

What is the meaning of "Duckworth–Lewis method" in Cricket? Sometimes the team that would appear to be winning loses the match because of this rule. Why?
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Twelfth man in cricket

I heard a term called twelfth man in cricket. W.K.T, there are 4 players apart from the playing 11. Is it necessary to fix a particular player as 12th man before starting the match? What is the ...
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Does “made cut, did not finish” also count as a “missed cut?”

At the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger Woods finished with a result of "MDF" or "made cut, did not finish." This is the first time in his career he has had a MDF. A missed cut (MC) is the result ...
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What is the rule for LBW in case of a switch hit?

How does the rule change when the batsmen attempts a switch hit. Can the umpire rule out if the ball is pitching outside leg stump and then hits the batsman in line with the stumps? By outside leg ...
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How is the WASP calculated in cricket?

We know that in the first innings the predicted score and in the second innings the predicted winning percentage will be calculated in the WASP. But there is only one formula for calculating both ...
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What is “Joker card” to be used in IPL?

In IPL 2014, Team owners will be able to use there Joker card. Whatever I have read and searched I found that teams can use joker card at time of auction to retain there previous players playing for ...
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Why is Darren Lehmann called 'Boof'

Darren Lehmann has been named the new Australia cricket coach and lots of articles, including Wikipedia, refer to his nickname as 'Boof'. However, I can't seem to find any reason for this nickname or ...
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What is the difference between a power slide and a hockey stop?

What is the difference between a hockey stop and a power slide. After watching demonstrations of both I can't see a difference.
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What do all these Runners Lingo abbreviations like PR and HR mean?

In other running related question there is often made use of abbreviations like PB, PR, HR, VO2 etc. I know what PB means (Personal Best), but what do the others mean and what other examples are ...
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What are the names of wakeboard tricks that are performed at the corner of the cable?

If you jump right before the rope goes around the corner in a cable wakeboard park so you get cought by the twitch in mid-air, how do you call these tricks? I found none in the glossary.
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What is an inverted winger?

I am an american, and I'm new to watching professional soccer. Sometimes I've heard the term 'inverted winger', while paying close attention to context, I cannot make out what it means.
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What do you call a play when the offensive line is on the side?

I saw recently in some video a play where only two guys, namely one who snaps and other one who catches a snap, were between the hash marks, but the offensive line was on the side of the line of ...
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Stumped Off A Wide Diamond Duck?

If you are stumped off a wide first delivery you face is it a diamond duck? Because although you have literally faced a ball it won't be recorded as a ball faced because of the wide (as evident here, ...
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What is Associate Member in Cricket?

I have heard there are some countries in Cricket which are called as Associate countries (or members) So what is Associate member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain?
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What is Affiliate Member in Cricket?

What is Affiliate Member in Cricket? What criteria do they have to maintain? How can they considered as a Associate Member?
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Is there such a thing as a “small slam” in baseball (or other sports)?

In bridge, a "grand slam" means taking 13 tricks (out of a possible 13). A "small slam" means taking 12 tricks (all but one). In baseball, a grand slam means a four-run homer (that clears the bases). ...
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What does it mean by “Hitting the wall” in marathon run?

I heard some people say it few times - "He hit the wall and couldn't finish the race...". What does it mean? what happens to the body in this situation? How can this be avoided?
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Why is Sachin Tendulkar's 200* not considered as carrying the bat?

I would like to know why Sachin's 200 not out in ODI against South Africa is not mentioned in carrying the bat record list of ODIs. I found a question regarding carrying the bat in sports beta and ...
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What is the difference between NFI and IR?

Lawrence Tynes was placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list by the Tampa Bay Buccanneers due to a staph infection he claims he got at their training facilities. They are paying his salary, but he ...
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What is the difference between a spring and bolt action airsoft sniper

What is the difference between a bolt action airsoft sniper and spring airsoft sniper. Which is easier to use and which is better.
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What is “Carry the bat” in Cricket?

I have heard the terminology "Carry the bat" in Cricket. What does it mean? When it is used?
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What do these tennis words mean?

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/09/02/130902fa_fact_collins 1, does this mean he quickly goes back to the corners from the center to hit those attacks that land so close to the baseline? 2, ...
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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What is the red zone in rugby (or American football) and how did it get that name?

What is the red zone in rugby (or American football) and how did it get the name red zone? I couldn't see anything mentioned about this in the Wikipedia page for both games.
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What is a dynasty in sports? [closed]

Now that the Blackhawks have won the cup twice in four years can they be considered a dynasty? More importantly what is the definition of a professional team sport dynasty? I vaguely recall, from ...
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Meaning of the phrase: To drive the ball “on the up”?

I have heard many times cricket commentators referring to players driving the ball 'on the up'. By the context, this is taken to be a difficult and risky thing to do and makes a good shot even better ...
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What does the shortcut JE used in tennis drawsheets mean?

I have noticed a shortcut JE in drawsheets of some tennis tournaments. For example, it is used here (for Taylor Towsend) or here (for Kateřina Siniaková). What does this shortcut mean?
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Is “The Blues” a nickname for the St. Louis Blues [closed]

I'm not sure how this came up, but there was some discussion as to whether or not is it acceptable to refer to 'The Blues' as St. Louis hockey team's nickname? Specifically: "is it acceptable for ...
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Volleyball terminology for attacks styles or positions of the court [closed]

What are some terms used when playing volleyball? For example, as a Portuguese speaker, I would like to know how some attacks styles or positions of the court. The one you are talking about that the ...
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Half-way water exit in an open water swim?

I'm trying to remember the term used for the part of a multi-lap open-water swim where the swimmer is expected to exit the water, run a distance and then enter the water in between each lap. I'm sure ...
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What is a backspinner in Cricket?

I have heard the term backspinner in Cricket. What is a backspinner in Cricket? How does the bowler bowl a backspinner and who invented this type of delivery? Couldn't get much information on this ...
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Bowling: What is the difference between a 'ringing 10' and a 'solid 10'?

While I was watching bowling, after the first throw, only the 10 pin remained. The ESPN commentators sometimes called it a 'ringing' 10 pin and at times a 'solid' 10 pin. What is the difference ...
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What is a Golden set? and what is the difference with Bagel set?

What is a Golden set on tennis? Is there a tennis player who won a golden set? What is the difference between Golden set and Bagel set?
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Name of the Rope used to Tie Climbers Together

Does anyone know if there's a technical term for the rope/method which climbers / mountaineers use to tie themselves together (i.e. climbers tie in, then if one falls the others self-arrest to prevent ...